Director of the West African Center for Crop Improvement (WACCI), Prof Eric Danquah, has opined on the need for drastic change in the continents food production methods if it wants to pursue the vision of zero hunger by 2030.
He explained that in attaining food security for the continent; the role of centers of innovations is indispensable and should receive support from government.
“There is an urgent need from a drastic change in the food and agriculture systems in sub Saharan region if we wish to attain sustainable development goal two that is zero hunger by 2030. This has implications for strengthening center of innovation for creation of opportunities and the development of game changing products needed for that can cause value change for the transformation agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa.” He said.
Speaking at the International Conference on Food and Nutrition Security in Africa 2018 held here at the University of Ghana under the theme “The March Towards A Hunger-Free Africa”, Professor Eric Danquah added his optimism on the success of the conference.
“That is why WACCI is organizing this conference, in collaboration with the 70th Anniversary of the University. It is our hope that the conversations today and tomorrow will open doors for collaboration needed for urgent action to address the challenges of Agriculture in the continent”, He said
He added that the governments in the sub-Saharan would have to create more opportunities in the Agricultural sector so as to achieve the Sustainable Development Goal of food security.
Story by: Dorothy Mawuenam Buatsi